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Orientation and enrolment


Orientation is your first taste of life as a Deakin College student. It starts the week before your classes begin.

What to expect

Orientation: the beginning of your Deakin journey

Your orientation week starts the week before your classes do. It is an activity-packed week, full of fun activities and exciting events that will help you meet new people and get settled in. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your course and enrol in your units so that you’re prepared for an easy transition to tertiary studies.

Attending Orientation

When and where to get started

Attending Orientation is important. You’ll be guided through the enrolment and class selection process. You’ll also have a chance to meet your teachers and fellow classmates.

Trimester 2, 2024 Orientation will run during the week of 17 – 21 June 2024. 

Orientation is held on campus for all students, including students who are studying online. We also host an online Orientation for students who are studying online and cannot attend in person.

Trimester 2 2024 Orientation Programs

Melbourne Burwood

18 and 21 June 2024

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Geelong Waurn Ponds and Waterfront

20 and 21 June 2024

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19 June 2024

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Campus maps and transport

Find out where you need to be

Orientation is hosted at Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses. Check your campus program above to see which building and room you need to attend.

Find your campus maps and transport options here:

Orientation Highlights

Missed Orientation

If you weren’t able to attend Orientation, you can find recordings of sessions, links and resources on the Orientation Moodle page.

Other Orientation activities

Join Orientation events in Melbourne and Geelong

While it’s essential that you attend the Deakin College Orientation, there are lots of other optional activities going on in Orientation week that you can take part in across all the university campuses.

You’re always welcome to join the Deakin Uni social activities and events run by DUSA throughout the week. Whether you join the famous Beats N Eats siesta, tour the campuses, or join the Mystery Bus Tour, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun and meet plenty of new people.

If you’re an international student, there are also events run by Study Melbourne and Study Geelong during Orientation week and beyond.

Visit the Study Melbourne Student Centre in the city centre – it’s dedicated to providing information and practical support to international students studying in Victoria.

Settling in at Deakin College

Adjusting to your new life at Deakin

Once the fun of Orientation is over, it might take you some time to adjust to your new life at Deakin College – especially if you’ve come from a different country or haven’t studied in awhile. If you need any help settling in or are struggling with your studies, we offer plenty of support services to get you back on track.

Our Student Counsellors are always available to chat to you about study or personal issues, including accommodation difficulties, family matters, attendance issues or homesickness.

And our Student Learning Advisors are here to help you develop good study skills and prepare you for success in your assignments and exams.

Make sure you have set up your Deakin College email account and access it regularly. Watch how to access your student email.

During the trimester, important student information will also be posted regularly on the ‘Student Hub’, so log in to the Student Portal and click on the ‘Student Hub’ tile on the Home page every week.

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